Sep 7 Plain Dealing writeup
Plain Dealing opens with upset win Short-handed Short-handed Short-handed Lions topple North DeSoto. By John Delllnger Special to The Times STONEWALL Gary Roberts picked up a North DeSoto fumble and ran 52 yards to the end zone for the only score in the game as Plain Dealing came away with a 6-0 6-0 6-0 upset at North DeSoto on Friday. Griffins quarterback John Mauldin ran left on a broken play but fumbled midway through the second quarter in the season opener for both teams. A late personal foul by the Lions resulted in a long two-point two-point two-point attempt that failed. Both teams struggled returning punts, and just earlier in the second quarter Plain Dealing had an excellent excellent opportunity with field position inside the 30-yard 30-yard 30-yard line after punt returner returner Andre Washington dropped a fair catch that was recovered for the Lions by the hustle of Calvin Ray. A good defensive play by North DeSoto defensive end Raymond Mitchel led to a loss of six yards, and consecutive illegal procedure calls against the lions stopped the drive. The second half started off promising with consecutive running plays by North Desoto running back Jared Walker, whose speed bothered bothered the lions defense as he broke consistently into the secondary and carried players on his back. But fumbles plagued the Griffins as they fumbled in Lions territory. The lions struggled with the run with bright moments of passing from quarterback Deterick Nelson and Larry Boyd. The North DeSoto running game wore down the lions defense on the second possession of the third quarter. quarter. With back-to-back back-to-back back-to-back back-to-back back-to-back calls for junior junior fullback Jared Walker, the Griffins moved the ball with authority. authority. That included running from tailbacks tailbacks Jay Chreene and Ryan Bufford. But from first-and-goal first-and-goal first-and-goal first-and-goal first-and-goal on the 7-yard 7-yard 7-yard line, North Desoto could not put the ball in the end zone after consecutive losses in the backfield. On fourth-and-14, fourth-and-14, fourth-and-14, fourth-and-14, fourth-and-14, Robert Abner threw a floater in the right flat to an open James Brokenberry.who dropped the pass at the 7-yard 7-yard 7-yard line.